How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Password Error with Ease

Summary

Your iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password? In this guide we will show you 6 reliable yet simple solutions to help you fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for Apple ID password error with ease.

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Dec. 04, 2017

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“My iPhone 7 keeps asking for Apple ID password. This happens every time I unlock my iPhone, and while I’m using an app. If I cancel the request, the dialog box comes back a few seconds later. Does anybody know a way to solve the problem? Thanks for any suggestions.”

You may come across the same annoying issue just like the above user that your iPad or iPhone keeps asking for password after an iOS version update, an app download, or while you are trying to use an application. Even when you enter the right Apple ID and password, your device stuck in the popup loop of continuously asking for Apple ID password. It makes life quite inconvenient with the iPhone/iPad.

Since so many iPhone/iPad users are bothering by this error, here in the following, we will share you 6 reliable yet efficient solutions to fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error with great ease. Just keep on.

How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

Solution 1. Restart iPhone/iPad

If you keep an iPhone 8 or earlier models: Press and hold the Top button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely > Press and hold the Top button again until you see the Apple logo.

If you keep an iPhone X:Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X off > Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Solution 2. Sign Out iCloud Account and then Log in

Sign out iCloud will reset iCloud’s authentication with Apple service. So, you can try sign out iCloud and then sign in again to fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for iCloud password error.

If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad > [Your Name] at the top of the screen > iCloud > Scroll to the bottom and tap Sign out > Enter your password and choose Turn off.
  2. Tap Sign Out on the upper right corner > Choose Sign Out again to confirm > Wait for a while, go to Settings > Tap on Sign in to your iPhone > Enter your Apple ID and password > Tap Sign In on the top right > Enter your iPhone passcode.

If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Sign out.
  2. Open Settings > iCloud > Sign in > Enter your iPhone passcode.

Solution 3. Check iCloud is Working

If above 2 solutions fail to help out on iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error, then it’s necessary to check system status of the iCloud services you use.

Go to https://www.apple.com/uk/support/systemstatus/ on your iPhone or an available computer and check whether all the iCloud services are working correctly.

Solution 4. Reset Your Apple ID Password

On iPhone/iPad:

  1. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > Password & Settings > Choose Change Password.
  2. Enter your current password or device password > Enter your new password and confirm the new password > Tap Change or Change Password.

On Mac:

  1. Open https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign in your account > Go to security section and choose Change Password.
  2. Enter your current password> Enter your new password and confirm the new password > Click on Change Password.

Solution 5. Reset Network Settings

The iPhone iPad and iCloud keeps asking for password issue can be caused by problems with your Wi-Fi network. To fix the error, you’ll simply need to reset your network settings.

Go to Settings on your device > General > Scroll down and tap Reset > Tap on Reset Network Settings.

How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Password – Solution 5

How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Password – Solution 5

Solution 6. Restore iPhone/iPad without Data Loss

If the problem still persists, there’s a final solution – Restore your iPhone/iPad. But since the traditional iTunes/iCloud way will need to erase all existing data on your iPhone/iPad, here we would like to recommend this #1 iOS data recovery and backup manager – PhoneRescue to help you restore from iTunes/iCloud backup even without data wiped.

With PhoneRescue for iOS, you have 3 recovery modes to choose from: restore from iTunes backup, restore from iCloud backup, recover from iPhone directly. That’s to say, you can restore your iPhone with or without backup. During the process, you can preview and selectively choose the data you prefer to restore, but not all files. In this way, you can not only restore the files you really want, but save storage space on device.

And unlike traditional iTunes/iCloud way, it just takes a few minutes and 3 simple steps are needed to complete the entire process. Now let’s check it.

Step 1. Go to the Download Page of PhoneRescue and choose PhoneRescue for iOS to download on your computer > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iCloud mode.

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 1

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 1

Step 2. Log into your iCloud account > Choose the backup you prefer and click Download > Choose the data categories you would like to restore, then click OK to download the backup.

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 2

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 2

Step 3. After the scan process completes, check it and click right arrow > Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click To Device or To Computer button to restore them now.

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 3

How to Restore from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 3

We just take restore from iCloud backup for example on the above. To restore your iPhone/iPad from iTunes backup, you can check the guide below:

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup >

The Bottom Line

With above 6 solutions, you may have successfully fixed the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error. If you meet some other errors on your iPhone/iPad, just leave them in the comment section below. We will try our best to help you out soon.

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